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May 24, 2016

The Annual Barents Press International Conference in April Haparanda appeared unforgettable. According to many in attendance it was one of the best. We are very grateful to the hosts – Barents Press Sweden! What do the young participants think back about? Here’re some viewpoints from different countries.

May 4, 2016

How can media not lose readers, listeners and viewers and not lose their social role in society? Is journalism to die or to become a new "business niche"? These issues were discussed by journalists from Norway, Finland, Sweden and Russia at the annual conference of the journalistic network Barents Press International in late April in the Swedish city of Haparanda.

Apr 22, 2016
The annual Barents Press conference - 2016 has started today in the city of Haparanda, Sweden. The main topic discussed is digitalization of media. A hundred of participants from four Barents areas and the hottest speeches and speakers.
 
Mar 25, 2016
 

€4 million to democracy and human rights

Dec 29, 2010


The Swedish Government grants 37 million SEK (€4 million) to support democratic movements, media, organizations and human rights work in Northwest Russia.


In addition to the Russian part of the Barents Region, the grant can be used in Leningrad, Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg, Novgorod and Pskov regions.

The Swedish Government writes in its decision that the grant shall be spent on projects that increase the citizens’ influence and participation in democratic processes.

Also, the grant can be used on projects supporting gender equality and independent media.

The allocation of funding is a part of Sweden’s strategy for supporting democracy and human rights in Russia for the period 2010 to 2013 handled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

Thomas Nilsen, BarentsObserver.com

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